The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces; and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.
The name xiangqi means "elephant game", a reference to the bishops
象 xiang means elephant and is a stylized sketch of an elephant
棋 qi means game
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